All property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for all inhabitants, guests, and visitors. Unfortunately, people are injured every day due to the property owner’s failure to provide reasonably safe conditions at the property. This can result from either intentional acts or negligent acts in failing to maintain the safe conditions. Premises liability, otherwise known as “slip and fall,” “trip and fall,” or “fall-down” cases, is the area of law that holds property owners accountable and responsible for another person’s injuries sustained while at the property owner’s premises.
Mitcheson & Lee LLP represents individuals who have been injured at both commercial and residential properties. Each and every premises liability case is different, and it is imperative that an experienced attorney assist you in understanding your legal rights and the types of claims you have.
Common causes of premises liability accidents include wet floors in commercial properties such as supermarkets or department stores, negligently maintained property, construction site accidents, poor lighting, broken or defective steps or handrails, failure to use warning signs, snow and ice, spilled food or drink that was not properly cleaned up.
In order to win your premises liability case, you will need to prove that the property owner violated the duty of reasonable care and should thus be considered negligent and liable for your injuries. Tools used to prove negligence include subpoenaing maintenance records, taking pictures of the accident scene, or testimony from witnesses. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you to gather and present the evidence you need toyou’re your case.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured on another person’s commercial or residential property, please contact Mitcheson & Lee LLP immediately. The firm has experience handling premises liability cases and will work to obtain compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We offer a complimentary consultation to all prospective clients. For questions, call Mitcheson & Lee LLP at 617-933-3880.